Germany to shut down seven reactors: Merkel

15th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday the provisional shut-down for three months of seven nuclear reactors pending a safety review in light of events in Japan.

"We are launching a safety review of all nuclear reactors ... with all reactors in operation since the end of 1980 set to be idled for the period of the (three-month) moratorium," Merkel said.

© 2011 AFP

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